- By Judi Hasson
- Jul 31, 2000
What Does EDS Know?
Margaret Evans, the acting deputy associate director for national security
at the Office of Management and Budget, leaves her job next month to join
Electronic Data Systems Corp.'s federal office in Herndon, Va., where she'll
handle information assurance and intelligence.
Evans, who has 20 years in the federal government including 13 in
the CIA, where she ran counterterrorism, counterintelligence and covert
action operations is the latest high-ranking official to join the high-tech
company. She follows former Agriculture CIO Anne Reed and Carla von Bernewitz,
the former CIO at the Defense Logistics Agency.
Steak and Potatoes
The FBI spent a lot of time searching for the right code name for its
latest crime-busting tactic bugging e-mails according to our gumshoe,
who spoke only on background. FBI agents originally chose the term "Omnivore"
but rejected it because it suggested a system that devours everything. "Carnivore"
seemed more appropriate because "it gets to the meat of the matter," according
to the source.
W.J. "Billy" Tauzin (R-La.), chairman of the telecommunications subcommittee
of the House's Commerce Committee and a longtime friend of the communications
industry, will have his own celebration this week at the Republican Convention
Being billed as a blast with the past, the bash will feature the '60s
Motown group The Temptations. Tauzin, whose committee handles everything
from satellites to the future of broadband, is the honored guest. And who
is picking up the tab? It wouldn't be the telecom industry, would it?
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